Compost accelerators, compost starters and compost activators significantly help with the controlled decomposition of organic matter. Composting is the process of recycling organic waste into nutrient-rich compost through decomposition. This decomposition of waste is performed primarily by selective aerobes, nutrients and in some cases fungi - although ants, nematodes and oligochaete worms can also contribute.
Our superior formulations contain special strains chosen for their ability to breakdown organic matter quickly and effectively. Including REX-BAC-T® along with proper compost management will greatly accelerate the composting process.
If you’re looking to get better results with your composting it is important that you understand the components that make up an effective compost accelerator. Because the composting process is the controlled decomposition of organic matter, here are some questions you should be asking before purchasing your compost accelerator.
ARE THERE ACTIVE BACTERIA INGREDIENTS?
High-quality compost accelerators like our FMD series composting products have a high concentration of active bacteria ingredients. For example, our FMD-150 Compost Activator contains lots of active bacteria, fungi (Aspergillus and Trichoderma) and microbial nutrients for rapid composting of organic matter. These essential components help your compost develop much faster. Carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and water are also essential to the composting process. Decomposition can happen even in the absence of some of these ingredients, but not as quickly or as pleasantly.
IS THE COMPOST ACCELERATOR ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE?
When doing your research on what compost accelerator to choose, it is important to select a composting product that is environmentally friendly. We are extremely cautious about our product formulations their effect on the environment. Our biological solutions are as green as they get as the products are formulated from nature. Our composting bacteria, fungi and nutrients are no different and are free from synthetic ingredients.
DOES THE COMPOST ACTIVATOR HAVE ORGANIC INGREDIENTS?
You should be avoiding compost accelerators that have lots of chemicals or synthetic ingredients. The reason people get into composting in the first place is because they want an eco-friendly solution, so it makes sense to choose a compost accelerator with natural ingredients. Our products utilize natures microbes to accelerate the composing process. Nutrients or additional “carbon sources”, like sugar and whey, are added to supply the nutrients required for the fastest growth and greatest activity of the bacteria. These carbon sources may not be present in the compost, and a lack of any one of them may inhibit the growth, reproduction, and composting performance.
THEY WILL SPEED UP THE COMPOSTING PROCESS
On average, some compost heaps can take a full year to produce compost. With the help of our compost accelerator, you can get quality, nutrient-rich compost within 6-12 weeks. By increasing the rate of breakdown with the introduction of balanced microorganisms and nutrients the beneficial bacteria start to go to work immediately on the compost waste materials.
YOU GET A BETTER-QUALITY COMPOST
One of the benefits of compost accelerators is that they also increase a compost heap’s temperature. Active composting allows for the most effective decomposing bacteria to thrive. During the active composting most pathogens are killed off while keeping the much-needed nutrients in the finished, nutrient-rich organic compost.
BOTTOM LINE ON OUR COMPOSTING PRODUCTS
Our compost accelerators (aka compost activator) are all-natural composing solutions derived from nature. We offer a few eco-friendly formulations to choose from depending on the volume you need to compost. Whether you are a homeowner with a compost bin full of yard waste and grass clippings or a large-scale composting operation we have compost products to fuel your composting process.
BELOW WILL HELP GUIDE YOU TO THE PRODUCT(S) THAT BEST FIT YOUR APPLICATION:
FMD-150 Compost Accelerator: Residential and small commercial applications
FMD-150HC Compost Accelerator: More concentrated product and intended for use in commercial composting operations
PurGreen Bio-XL Biological Activator: Contains kelp and other micronutrients to catalyze the biological activity. Can be used in residential or commercial composting processes.
Check out or more detailed Compost Processes Guide that offers a little more insight into the composting process.